Andre Kruger

Africa Safari Expert

After his first trip to the Kruger National Park as a 5-year-old, Andre was hooked on Africa! It was a natural progression for him to then start his career in the safari and tourism industry. A career that’s now spanned 27 years of living out his dream.

He started his career in the early ’90s as a white-water rafting guide on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls. In 2000, Andre joined a walking safari company in the Kruger and honed his skills in trail guiding (clocking over 10,000 hours on foot).

He’s guided at and managed safari lodges in the Kruger Park, Manyeleti, Timbavati, Klaserie and Sabi Sands game reserves. Fortunate to have obtained his Zambian Safari Guides Licence, Andre was able to work in the Lower Zambezi Valley, Barotse floodplain and Liuwa Plains. He’s also enjoyed commissioning, managing and guiding a safari lodge in the magnificent Serengeti.

Then Andre took a sabbatical from the bush for three years and obtained his “RYA Master of Yachts” licence, and captained a power charter yacht along the east coast of Africa operating out of the Bazaruto Archipelago. In 2009, he crewed in the Cape to Rio transatlantic yacht race.

To top it off, he’s represented the States President Team in Surf Angling; and is an avid fly fisherman! He’s got a deep passion for wildlife photography and had images published in the National Geographic. When Andre is not designing dream vacations, you can find him on the golf course or surfing on the coast.

Andre's Favourite Properties

Elewana Serengeti Pioneer Camp

Elewana’s Serengeti Pioneer Camp combines a classic tented accommodation experience with superlative Big 5 game viewing in the Serengeti region. A great choice for those wanting to experience the drama of the annual Great Migration, and those looking for creature comforts and an immersion in the African landscape.

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Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Surrounded by three game reserves – Kruger National Park, the Timbavati and Sabi Sands – the Tintswalo Safari Lodge is a great location for game viewing. Twitchers are also welcome here! Set on the 23000-hectare Manyeleti Private Game Reserve, Tintswalo has six suites and one presidential suite. Each suite leads…

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Camp Moremi

Camp Moremi combines land- and water-based game viewing in Moremi Game Reserve. This classic tented camp has 12 safari tents (including a 2-bedroom family tent) shaded by ebony trees on the bank of a peaceful lagoon. Set out on guided game drives in an area of the delta that’s famous…

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Andre's Favourite Destinations

Kruger National Park

South Africa’s largest reserve, the Kruger National Park spans nearly two million hectares (roughly the size of Israel or Wales!). To the west of the park lies the Sabi Sands and other privately owned Kruger reserves, while within the park are exclusive-use areas such as the Singita concession.

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Southern Serengeti

When the annual Great Migration is underway, the Serengeti comes alive. Predators hunt their prey; and wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles move to new grazing grounds. The Southern Serengeti is the most accessible area of the park and makes up a third of it.

It’s classic savannah landscapes –…

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Mana Pools National Park

The life-giving power of the Zambezi River makes Mana Pools National Park one of Zimbabwe’s most lush and flourishing regions, designated as the country’s second World Heritage Site and known as one of the continent’s premier game-viewing regions. Canoe trips are offered year round and provide a unique and memorable…

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Andre's Favourite Tours

Tanzania Migration & Island

A 5-star safari and beach vacation, this East Africa itinerary takes you to northern Tanzania’s top reserves and most beautiful landscapes. Experience the rim-side setting of the opulent Ngorongoro Crater Lodge and an exciting safari in Singita’s Serengeti reserve. Then unwind with a wonderfully relaxing week at an exclusive and…

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Andre's Reviews